This 8.25″ Medicine Buddha statue was handmade using the traditional lost wax sculpting method which imbues the statue with lifelike detail. The art of traditional sculpture has been perfected over a thousand years by the same Nepali artisans who created this statue. As a result, the buyer can rest assured they have purchased a monastic quality statue of the finest detail.
The defining symbols of Medicine Buddha such as the myrobalan plant, medicine bowl and the robe are hand carved using this method. Additionally, the statue features a brilliant 24K gold finish applied using the fire gilding method. Indeed, the Nepali artisans have long been the preferred source of the Tibetan monasteries for their high quality sculptures and ritual items. You can have the same high quality in your home or meditation center.
8.25″ Medicine Buddha Statue Features:
Our gold gilded 8.25″ Medicine Buddha statue sits in classic full lotus pose. He is holding the stem of the myrobalan plant between the thumb and index finger of his right hand. He also has the bowl of Lapis nectar in the palm of his left hand. The statue is displaying the Varada “boon granting” mudra with the right hand to symbolize the Buddha gave the gift of medicine to sentient life.
The Myrobalan plant is an ancient herbal remedy that is associated with Medicine Buddha. However, in Buddhism it has an important symbolic meaning. This is because Buddhists believe that the defilements are at the core of all affliction. Therefore, perfected wisdom is the cure for all human suffering. However, this medicine can only be acquired through diligent meditation practice and following the prescribed precepts. If done properly, it will cure all suffering. Click here to learn more about Medicine Buddha.